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Harford County government suggests the following payment alternatives to in-person payments at the county administration building in Bel Air.  Service fees have been eliminated for the period July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

Electronic payments (no service fee) - Click Here

Telephone payments - Taxes & Water/Sewer – 1-844-836-9732

Mail payments - Harford County Dept. of the Treasury at 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. Please provide a phone number and address on all payments.

Drop box (check or money order payments) - A silver lockbox is located in the parking lot for drive up purposes and an additional brown drop box is located on the Bond Street side of the building by the Employee entrance at 220 S. Main Street. Please provide a phone number and address on all payments. No cash payments should be placed in any drop box. 

Harford County will accept Lien sheet payments via the mail or electronically through the County website. These documents will be forwarded by mail or e-mail based on the designation of the submitter.

Harford County will accept Deed recordings via the mail, electronically through Simplifile at www.simplifile.com , or by drop-off at the County Lockers in the lobby of the County Administration Building.  Documents dropped off in the Lockers can be picked up from the Lockers.  Documents received through the mail will be forwarded by mail to the submitter or delivered to the courthouse based on the designation of the submitter.

Questions may be directed as follows:

Water and Sewer Billing - 410-638-3311 or harfordws@harfordcountymd.gov

Liens and Recordings - 410-638-3269 x1324 or treasury@harfordcountymd.gov

Tax and all other payments - 410-638-3269 or treasury@harfordcountymd.gov



About the Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Chapter 16, Article III, Section 13 of the Harford County Code, administers oversight responsibility of all county funds and securities, maintains records, and provides financial assistance and information to other county government departments and agencies.

Department Components


To achieve these mandated responsibilities, the department has been organized into the following components:
  • Office of the Treasurer - Administers and coordinates all activities of the department and debt management
  • Bureau of Accounting - Manages disbursements, receivables, payroll, general accounting, capital budget, and all grant accounting
  • Bureau of Revenue Collections - Collects all monies due and is the first stop in the recordation process for deeds
Additionally, the department maintains oversight responsibility for water and sewer accounting functions, solid waste accounting, preparation of the annual financial report, and the investment and application of county monies.

Additional Information


If you have any questions relating to the financial operations of the county, please contact the department directly at 410-638-3314 or send an email.